A Best of Fence:
The First Nine Years (Vol.1)
Edited by Rebecca Wolff, et al
Fence Books, 2008 | Poetry & Nonfiction | 541 pages
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A historical document so significant it requires two volumes, the Fence anthology is co-edited by editors past and present, including founder Rebecca Wolff; fiction editors Jonathan Lethem, Ben Marcus, and Lynne Tillman; poetry editors Caroline Crumpacker, Katy Lederer, Matthew Rohrer, Christopher Stackhouse, and Max Winter; and nonfiction editors Frances Richard and Jason Zuzga. In addition to presenting a stunningly eclectic compendium of poetry, short fiction, criticism, and creative nonfiction, much of it by writers who appeared in Fence at the beginning of careers that went on to be dazzling, these volumes include reflective essays by editors on their experiences with selected texts, with authors, with the magazine as a collective, and with their own editorial identities, and serves as an indispensable record of the inception and continuation of one of the most influential literary journals of its time.